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Marissa Kennerson

Marissa Kennerson

Marissa Kennerson received her B.A. in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Before earning her master’s degree in psychology and art therapy, she worked for Wired and Glamour. She’s the author of the YA cult-suspense novel, The Family, which she did not write from personal experience, since the only cult she’s ever been in is the cult of YouTube makeup tutorials. She lives in California with her husband and son. Visit her at marissakennerson.net or follow her @MarissaAlexK.

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Royal Fantasy MUST Reads!

Ok, ok, ok, is it really surprising that we all continue to be obsessed with kings, queens, kingdoms, and magical ongoings of all sorts? We grow up playing in imaginary castles and then BOOM, we’re just expected to give that up to be adults, make doctors appointments, buy groceries, and do laundry? Ha. No. Welcome to … Continued
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March Movie Madness: SEMI FINAL ROUND 1!

We’re getting down to the wire here. Time for..PT MARCH MOVIE MADNESS SEMI FINALS! From the Netflix smackdown to an intense face-off between The Breakfast Club and The Fault in Our Stars, it’s been crazy. But it’s about to get crazier, because it’s time for–wait for it–HARRY POTTER VS. THE HUNGER GAMES!   Let’s hear from … Continued
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A book lover’s holiday gift guide!

Presenting: the holiday gift guide you should give to the friends & family of all book lovers.   If your reader loves FANTASY… Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an … Continued
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YA fantasy books you DON’T want to miss in the first half of 2019!

If you love fantasy then you should probably stick around, because we’re about to run through all the YA fantasy reads you don’t want to sleep on or the first half of 2019 and we can’t wait for you to fantaSEE them!   Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh – January 22, 2019 In … Continued
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March Movie Madness: Competing Authors and Their Movie Picks!

You read that right. March Movie Madness…WITH AUTHORS! That’s right. We have asked authors to GO INTO BATTLE! This March, your favorite authors will be going head to head defending some of our favorite YA movies EVER.   Meet the competitors!   Rachel Hawkins The one and only Rachel Hawkins will be representing The Princess Diaries. Remember … Continued
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PT March Movie Madness: THE GRAND FINAL ROUND!

What. A month. From the Netflix smackdown to a battle between The Hunger Games and Harry Potter that no one saw comin’, it’s been an intense month of trying to track down the ULTIMATE teen movie. But you guys have narrowed it down, and now it’s time for the final vote. Get ready, everyone! It’s time for HARRY POTTER … Continued
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BATTLE ROUND 2: March Movie Madness

Phew. Round 1 was INTENSE, but after much voting, our victor was Isabel Sterling’s THE HUNGER GAMES! Next? That’s right. It’s Round 2. And it’s HARRY POTTER VS. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.  Marissa Kennerson has magic on her side, but Arvin Ahmadi may just have some tricks up his sleeve yet. Let’s hear … Continued
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Fav heroines of 2019 thus far!

Thus far, our shelves have taken us all sorts of places this year. A world run by four queens. A land ruled by the dead. It’s been awesome. So, for recap, here are a few of our favorite heroines thus far this year!   1. Odessa from Song of the Dead In this enthralling, heartrending … Continued
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March Movie Madness: THE BRACKET!

Did you hear? DID YOU HEAR? We’re making some of our FAVORITE authors battle each other with some of our FAVORITE teen movies in the epic March Movie Madness competition. AND THE OFFICIAL BRACKET IS HERE! (Is anyone else super nervous Emily and Austin could face off in the final round?!)   For each round, … Continued
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